Royal Adelaide Hospital

Royal Adelaide Hospital

A parkland in a hospital—as part of the largest health and research precinct in the southern hemisphere, the New Royal Adelaide Hospital reframes the care paradigm, putting the patient experience first.

Designed as a journey to health environment, the 800-bed facility has all inpatient beds in single rooms with ensuites and operable windows, to bring patients privacy, fresh air and garden outlooks. Artworks and restorative courtyard garden spaces for patients and staff are also integral.

Technical innovations include clinicians treating patients in their rooms, and a fleet of robots to deliver supplies and food throughout – a first for Australian public hospitals. Environmental innovations will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent.

Innovation underpins everything. The facility caters to more than 80,000 patients a year with 800 beds, 40 operating theatres, healing gardens, and a community retail precinct.

Kaurna Country
Adelaide, South Australia
SA Health, HYLC Joint Venture
Silver Thomas Hanley
Project Contact
Richard Does
Sandor Duzs
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Royal Adelaide Hospital

Leading technology

We saw the opportunity to design ’a hospital within a park, a park within a hospital’. That idea of bringing nature into the healing spaces reshaped the architecture, and the nature of care, in quite a radical way.

Richard Does

Healing people

Healing environment

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Reflecting international best practice, New Royal Adelaide Hospital is designed and built around the needs of patients.

SA Health